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20J002 Student-assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Local energy production systems: technological and economic analysis of current and perspective solutions

Background
The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as a collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Technologiepark. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees.

Description of the Student Job
The student will participate in the development and improvement of the EIFER’s knowledge management platform of local energy systems in Europe. The student will help updating the existing content of the platform: heat pumps, solar thermal, CHP, district heating and cooling, biomass boilers etc. as well as develop new content by gathering and structuring information on products available on the market, existing installations and normative in the shape of databases and dashboards.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature survey related to the chosen technologies
• Calling manufacturers and operators
• Update the technology and installation databases
• Design interactive dashboards and factsheets

Required qualifications
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably energy engineering
• Basic knowledge of decentralized energy production
• High motivation and interest in the studied topics
• Ability to work independently and propose personal solutions to the given tasks
• Good relationship skills (team work)
• Fluent English is mandatory

Additional welcomed qualifications
• Basic French or German
• Basic knowledge or interest in programing languages to develop the dashboards: python, html, javascript

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 12 months (approximately 40 hours/month)
• Start: as soon as possible
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to: jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the student-position-number 20J002!
For additional information concerning the work please contact M. Guillaume BARDEAU
(bardeau@eifer.org) or Ms Nicole PINI (pini@eifer.org).

 


 

20J001 Student assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Establishing a SQL-based database for monetary values

EIFER/ Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The Energy transition, markets, environment group is currently looking for a student who is capable of establishing a SQL-based database according to a new ISO standard.

Work description
The student will be involved in a research project related to environmental economics. The main (but not necessarily the only) task will be to design a structure and implement a database for monetary values related to biodiversity and human health impacts based on ISO 14008.

Required qualifications
• Student is highly skilled in SQL databases (minimum requirement: MS Access)
• Microsoft Word and Excel
• Very good English skills (reading, speaking and writing)

Conditions
• Duration: two up to six months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: at least 40 hours per month, starting as soon as possible
• Remuneration: according to KIT rules; exact hourly rate depends on the student´s education level
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “20J001”.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Till Bachmann (bachmann@eifer.org),
Tel.: +49 721 6105 1361.

 


 

19J032 Internship proposal (F/M/D)


Title: Value and job creation of hydrogen and natural gas infrastructures in Germany and France

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team consisting of about 100 researchers. The “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” group is currently looking for a student interested in working in the field of renewable energy conomics.

Context
Hydrogen is on the verge of becoming an alternative to traditional fuels and batteries. One of the biggest hurdles is the production of low GHG hydrogen at competitive prices. Other sources of value creation, like regional job creation, can help to onvince authorities and investors in developing hydrogen projects. The intern will work with the hydrogen and the value creation team, helping them understand the value creation, and especially job creation, effects of hydrogen infrastructures in comparison to existing natural gas infrastructures. The analysis of existing hydrogen projects in Germany are the basis of a comparison with potential projects in France.

The assigned tasks involve
‐ Comparison of the value creation of the natural gas sector and the hydrogen sector
‐ Development of a methodology for calculating the number of jobs created by hydrogen infrastructures
‐ Creation of a data collection protocol
‐ Expert interviews in France and in Germany (and in third countries if beneficial)

Required qualifications
‐ Student of renewable and sustainable economics (or related fields)
‐ Knowledge of the hydrogen and natural gas sector is a plus
‐ Fluent in English and German (French would also be an asset)

Conditions
‐ Duration: 6 months, starting as soon as possible
‐ Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
‐ Location: EIFER, Emmy‐Noether‐Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
‐ Monthly compensation: 450 € per month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information with one single pdf of max. 5MB (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in English) to jobs@eifer.org . Please refer to the offer number 19J032. For additional information concerning the offer please contact: sebastian.weber@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105‐1319.

 


 

19J031 Internship proposal (F/M/D)


Title: Modelling of fuel cell/ battery hybridization technologies for heavy duty transport applications

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER, Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and EDF SA. EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 researchers working on the development of innovative solutions regarding energy management in cities and territories, decentralized energy production and energy systems.
The fuel cell technologies are progressively entering the market, especially for mobility. Nowadays, discussions are still on-going on whether the full battery or the fuel cell powered electric vehicles will take the lead of the market for passenger cars. However, it appears that the constraints of autonomy, weight and size associated with heavy duty applications (trucks, trains, ships) are not compatible with full battery vehicles. Therefore, the de-carbonation of these vehicles can only go through fuel cell based electric vehicles. However, the strong dynamics of the variations in power demand are detrimental for fuel cell lifetime. Therefore, the hybridization of battery/super capacitors (able to sustain high power variations) with fuel cells (able to provide a long autonomy) appears the best option to meet the requirements of heavy duty vehicle.
The objective of the internship is therefore to estimate the most relevant hybridization technologies of fuel cells and batteries and establish a first model of hybridization.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature analysis to identify the existing usage profiles (e.g.: evolution of power demand) of heavy duty vehicles (trucks, trains, ships)
• Literature analysis to identify the existing hybridization strategies and models
• Development of a first model of the different components of the hybridization system (fuel cell, batteries/super capacitors, hydrogen storage, electrical engine) and of the strategies of hybridization in order to optimize the size, the cost and the autonomy of the hybrid system, as well as its ability to sustain dynamics
• Final report

Required qualifications and recommended skills
• Studies in the engineering field, preferably system engineering
• Good skills in programming (preferably with Matlab/Simulink)
• Basic knowledge of batteries and/or fuel cell for electric mobility
• Analytical mind and ability to synthetize information
• Fluency in English is mandatory

Conditions
• 4 (preferably 6) months, starting as soon as possible
• Working place: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 450 Euro/month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to to jobs@eifer.org . Please refer to the offer number 19J031.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact:
Philippe Moçotéguy (to mocoteguy@eifer.org ).
Annabelle Brisse (to brisse@eifer.org)

 


 

19J024 - Internship proposal


Title: Title: Development of a territorial method to assess local needs of charging infrastructure for battery powered electric vehicles

EIFER/ Europäisches Institut für Energieforschung EDF-KIT EWIV was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The urban system group is currently looking for a student who would be interested in working on the evaluation of electromobility at local scale.

Work description
Recently, battery powered electric vehicles (EV) development is becoming more and more significant in Europe, within the current fight against local pollutants’ emissions. At city scale, efforts can be oriented toward a vehicles support, via the deployment of an EV charging stations network. Defining the number and location for charging stations is a key aspect for an efficient development of electric vehicles. Therefore, knowledge on population needs might be required for determining the establishment of such infrastructure, though this information may not always be easily available for decision makers.

A method has been developed by EIFER to assess the local needs of EV charging infrastructure -with standard European recommendation as reference - at the scale of the agglomeration, in France. The student will contribute to the adaptation of this method, by modelling and implementing it into a tool, and by computing some additional criteria. Indeed, local infrastructure needs must be determined accordingly to available resources, population characteristics and current territorial situation.

Work Plan
The student will be involved in the conception of the model, the data mining, the tool development and the documentation writing.

Required qualifications
• Student in scientific/research field: Urban planning, engineering or similar
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel (macros) and Word
• GIS / spatial analysis knowledge
• Data mining abilities
• A first experience in mobility field would be highly appreciated
• Good writing skills in French and English

Conditions
• Duration: 4-6 months depending on individual availability
• Working hours: 39.5 hours monthly or weekly?
• Starting: As soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Compensation: 450€ per month

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer 19J024.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Elise Nimal (nimal@eifer.org), Tel.: +49 721 6105 1709.

 


 

19J016 Student Assistant (F/M/D)


Title: Development of a blockchain-based energy market application

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Position description
The student will support the development team on the further development of a local energy market application, including:
• The integration of an agent-based simulation model with a blockchain data ledger
• The development of a user story, and the development of an interface for mobile devices to interact on the local energy market

Optionally, the work could be carried out as a Master Thesis.

Required qualifications
• Student in the area of Computer Science and/or engineering (e.g. energy, industrial, mechanical engineering etc.)
• Knowledge on blockchain protocols (Ethereum, Factom, Hyperledger Fabrik etc.)
• Interest in the evolution of blockchain technologies and new technologies
• Knowledge on application development preferred (java, javascript, python etc.)
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Good knowledge of English is mandatory

Conditions
• Duration: 6 to 7 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Working hours: 40 hours per month
• Start: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: 460€/month, exact hourly rate depending on the student´s education level
• Place of work: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J016.

For additional information concerning the work please contact: Samrat Bose: samrat.bose@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1445 or Enrique Kremers, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1451, enrique.kremers@eifer.org

 


 

19J013 – Internship Proposal


Title: Investigation and mapping of hydrogen projects in France and Europe

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.

The student will investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
- Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
- Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)
• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
- Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
- Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS - intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

Conditions
Duration: 6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
Monthly compensation: 450 €


Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org,
Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

 


 

17J010 - Internship Proposal


Title: Data analysis of hydrogen refueling stations in demonstration projects

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers.

One focus of EIFER’s activities is on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, from carbon free production via water electrolysis to different applications of hydrogen and fuel cells, including stationary production of electricity, industrial applications and hydrogen mobility. In particular, hydrogen used in fuel cell vehicles can enable to decarbonize the transport sector and reduce local pollution in cities.
There are already hydrogen refueling stations in Europe. However, there is still the need to demonstrate their ability to meet the requirements of the mass market, in terms of reliability, safety and efficiency as well as the economic viability of the business models proposed. In order to assess these criteria, EIFER is involved in several demonstration projects.

The hydrogen team of EIFER is currently looking for a student in the scope of demonstration projects on hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

The assigned tasks involve
- A literature review of the state-of-art
- Structuration of the field data available.
- Data treatment and analysis of the performances of the installation. The analysis will cover: the efficiency of the entire station as well as specific components, the analysis of the availability of the equipment, the analysis of the behavior of the users of the station.
- Development of programming tools enabling to perform automatised reports and analysis of the installations. These tools will be based on SQL and Matlab.
- Perform a technical-economic assessment of the installation
- Depending on the advancement of the previous tasks, the student may be involved in additional activities related to the demonstration project
- Writing a feedback report on the activities
- Contributions to writing deliverables of the project.

The assigned tasks may be performed in the framework of a master Thesis.

Required qualifications / skills / interests
The position is aiming at students in mechanical/electrical engineering. The following skills are mandatory:
- strong knowledge in energy sciences, including thermodynamics
- fluent in English and either German or French
- previous experience in programming in at least one programming language (C++, Matlab, etc.)
- basic understanding of SQL data base & SQL programming would be of value but is not mandatory
- knowledge of hydrogen technologies would be of value but is not mandatory

Conditions
- Duration: 6 months, starting at soon as possible
- Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
- Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
- Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your application including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter, in French or English) to jobs@eifer.org.
- Please refer to the offer number 17J010!
For additional information concerning the work please contact: David Colomar, colomar@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1719.

 


 

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